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The holiday season is quickly approaching and I couldn't be more excited. It's going to be a busy one for us. I'm now 32 weeks pregnant, and I'm trying to be as prepared as possible. Believe it or not, we actually went to tag our Christmas Tree last weekend. Just about now my husband starts asking for Egg Nog, one of his favorite holiday treats. While some brands are eliminating real eggs from their "Nogs" this year, because of the summer egg shortage, our friends at Oakhurst are committed to using real eggs as they have for generations to make their seasonal favorite Egg Nog. I also love that for every container of their Egg Nog sold this season, Oakhurst is giving 5 cents to the Salvation Army of Northern New England. You can read all about it here.
A Yummy Holiday Recipe
Personally, my favorite way to enjoy Egg Nog is in a yummy dessert, and trust me, you'll never hear my husband complain about dessert (especially with his favorite Egg Nog). This Raspberry Egg Nog Trifle is delicious. It has a great combination of flavors and good to have on hand for the holidays as an alternative to all those pies. It's also quick and easy to whip up which is huge in my book these days! Here's my recipe:
2 cups Oakhurst Egg Nog
1 1/2 cups Oakhurst Whipping Cream
3/4 Cup Oakhurst Whole Milk
1 small package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 loaf of angel food cake or similar (this can be store bought or homemade)
1 cup raspberry preserves
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
fresh raspberries (for topping)
Note you can make as one large trifle with directions above or you can easily make individual trifles with the same process divided out. Enjoy!
What are you thankful for?
We're hosting Thanksgiving for about 20 people, and while I'm sure it will be a little chaotic, I love doing it. We are truly blessed; we are all happy and healthy and so lucky to be adding another sweet boy to our little family this year. We are also so blessed and thankful to have family living close by, and getting everyone together is the best. This year the kids and I made a Thankful Jar, so everyone can take moment and take stock in all the wonderful blessings in our lives. I've created little cards where we can all write down something we're thankful for. I'm hoping our guests will do it on Thanksgiving, and I plan to keep it out for our family to do everyday through the holiday season.
Our jar isn't fancy; the boys helped, which makes it special and full of character. Creating your own thankful job is simple; grab any mason jar or similar and decorate however you wish. We wrapped our jar in a wide burlap ribbon, made a little sign, and the boys finished it with modge podge. Below you'll find the thankful cards we're using; print them out on card stock and have them on hand for your family and friends to give thanks this season.
Wishing all of you a great Thanksgiving and happy & healthy holiday season. Whether you do a thankful jar or not, take time to count all your blessings. Thanks as always for stopping by.
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!